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Dunvegan Castle, Hebrides & Isles

Location: Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, IV55 8WF (map and directions)

Located on the Isle of Skye, 1.5 miles north of Dunvegan is Dunvegan Castle, the seat of the MacLeod of MacLeod, chief of the clan of MacLeod. Dunvegan has been the stronghold of the MacLeod clan for last 800 years and is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland.

Dunvegan Castle, Hebrides & Isles copyright Subichan
Dunvegan Castle © Subichan

History of Dunvegan Castle

The castleís keep was built in the 14th century, the tower in the 15th century and the hall in the 17th century, although the MacLeod clan has lived in a structure on this site since 1270.

As one would imagine of such a historically significant castle, Dunvegan houses numerous MacLeod Clan relics, including the Fairy Flag of Dunvegan, Sir Rory Morís Horn and the Dunvegan Cup. The Fairy Flag is said to have been given to an early MacLeod chief by his fairy wife and gives victory to the Clan during battle, make marriages fruitful and charm the herring in the Loch.

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Dunvegan Castle and gardens are open to the public daily from April to October and weekdays in the winter months by appointment only.

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